Symptoms And Treatment Of Doctor Appointments

1521 Words7 Pages
As a child, I knew that doctor appointments usually came with a shot, or two. One time in particular, I remember my brother convincing me that getting your shots in the leg would hurt less. Me being 5 or 6 at the time, believed my little brother. But boy, was I wrong. I still to this day get my shots in the arm to avoid the intense stinging that occurs with a shot in the leg. However, as I grew older, I learned that these painful pokes were not intended to hurt me, but to help. Shots may hurt, but the illnesses and diseases they prevent are a lot worse. Some of these illnesses are life threatening, and debilitating. For the most part your body can handle these little buggers, but when it can 't, diseases can wreak havoc. Immunizations…show more content…
This needs to change. The goal of this paper is to examine why so many people have chosen not to vaccinate themselves and/ or their children. In the research I have done over this topic, the general consensus over vaccines seems to be in support of them. However, one source I examined had to do with many of the reasons that people decide that vaccines are not for them. In Claire McCarthy 's article, The Top 7 Reasons Parents Tell Me They Don 't Want to Vaccinate, there are a wide array of reasons behind people not getting or making sure there family is vaccinated. Some of these reasons include the belief that they are nothing but a conspiracy to many believing it causes autism. The reasons in this article will be the stepping stones to this paper, and I will examine why people believe the way they do regarding vaccines. One reason given in McCarthy 's article for not getting proper immunizations is because the illnesses that these vaccines prevent are so rare. This reason is so interesting, because it truly is a testament to the effectiveness of vaccines. People rarely have these illnesses because of the effectiveness of vaccines. When large numbers of people chose to vaccinate themselves, it protects not only themselves, but the people around them who cannot or chose not to get their shots. In this article, McCarthy explains that " We have a name for that:
Open Document